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INTP – The Academic

INTP – The Academic

INTP - The Academic

Who is the INTP?

INTP is an abbreviation used to refer to one of 16 personality types. It belongs to The Intellectuals group, which shares the traits NT. The letters refer to four basic preferences that belong to this profile: Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving. The personality types theory was conceived by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung at the beginning of the 20th century. From his work, Katharine Cook Briggs and his daughter Isabel Briggs Myers developed the personality types indicators which have inspired our work. 

Keep reading to find out if INTP is your profile. 


The first preference is Introversion (I)

The INTP, as an Introvert, is reserved and reflective. He loves taking some time for himself and being alone. Indeed, he prefers to recharge by quiet time alone or with people close to him. This is not to say he doesn’t enjoy the company of others, although he may find it psychologically draining at times.


The second preference is Intuition (N)

The INTP, as an Intuitive type, takes in information through is instinct. He focuses on the big picture looking at the future and forgets about the here-and-now. He values imagination and inspiration. Indeed, he has an abstract nature that leads him to always reading between the lines. Moreover, when making decisions he’s able to remove himself from the situation and find the most logical solution.


The third preference is Thinking (T)

The INTP, as a Thinker, is objective and rational. He makes decisions based on facts and he is ruled by his head instead of his heart. The thinking type is critical and outspoken. Indeed, he says whatever pops into his mind but he doesn’t think about the emotional reaction of the person he’s talking to.


The fourth preference is Perceiving (P)

The INTP, as a Perceiver, wants to experience life as it happens. He has a flexible and spontaneous lifestyle. He adapts very easily to the world around him instead of trying to organize it. Indeed, disorganization does not bother him. Moreover, the Perceiver loves being multi-tasking and jumping from one thing to another.

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INTP you may know

Meryl Streep
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“The formula of happiness and success is just being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.”

Meryl Streep,


Jesse Eisenberg
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“Every character I play has to be the hero of his own story, the way we’re all heroes of our own lives.”

Jesse Eisenberg,

Actor, Author and Playwright.

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